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Faculty:  Contract Contact Information Office Hours
Fall 2017
Education & Achievements
Peter Aguilar
anatomy image

Office: EBS 315
ptaguilar@sbcc.edu
805.730.4121

 

Classes Taught:
BMS 107, BMS 108

 

Prior to his hiring as a tenure track professor at SBCC in 2012, Peter taught for seven years in the Department of Exercise and Sports Studies at UCSB. While at UCSB, Peter taught courses in anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and various other classes in exercise science. Peter also served as an adjunct instructor at SBCC in the Department of Physical Education for six years, and taught community college courses in exercise science and biology in the greater Seattle area for 3 years. Additionally, Peter worked for several years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for UCSB Club Sports. Peter has a B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara and earned his M.A. from San Diego State University.

Blake Barron
Blake Barron

Office: EBS 322

805.730.4244

 

Classes Taught:
BIOL 102, 112
BMS 107, 136

  Blake Barron was raised in Ventura County.  In 1991 he received a BA in Physiology and Cell Biology from UCSB.  In 1996, again from UCSB, he received a MA in Biological Science with an emphasis in Comparative Physiology.  Professor Barron was hired as an adjunct faculty member of the SBCC Department of Biological Sciences in 1996 and as a tenure-track professor in 1998. In 2011-2012 Professor Barron was recognized with a SBCC Faculty Excellence Award and in 2014 he was chosen as the SBCC Faculty Lecturer of the Year.
Robbie Fischer
Robbie Fischer, photo

Office: EBS 314
rhfischer@pipeline.sbcc.edu
805.730.8780

Classes Taught:
BIOL 100
BMS 127

  After growing up in Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Robbie studied biology at SBCC and the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. He conducted undergraduate research in developmental biology, intending to pursue a graduate degree in that field, before becoming fascinated by microbiology. He earned his Master’s Degree from UCSB working on a novel virulence factor in Bordetella pertussis, the bacterial pathogen that causes pertussis, or “whooping cough.”

Ever since being a student at SBCC, Robbie knew he wanted to teach here. After teaching at other local colleges, he landed his dream job when he joined SBCC’s Biology Department in 2013. He teaches mostly Medical Microbiology, but has also taught courses in general biology, cell biology, human biology, and human heredity.
Larry Friesen

Office: EBS 324
friesen@sbcc.edu
805.730.4118

Classes Taught Online:
BIOL 112, 122, 123, 126
ZOOL 110, 122

  Larry Jon Friesen is one of SBCC's most long-tenured professors. He started as a full time faculty member in 1976. Larry's degrees (B.A., M.A., Ph.D) are all from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Adam Green
Adam Green headshot

Office: EBS 323
akgreen@pipeline.sbcc.edu
805.730.4194

Classes Taught:
BIOL 100, 130
ENVS 110, 111, 200, 201

  Adam received his Bachelors degrees in Wildlife Biology and Chemistry from the University of California-Davis (1995) and his M.S. (2000) and Ph.D. (2004) in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's taught at SBCC since 2004.  Adam is the program coordinator for the Environmental Studies program and the Director for the campus' Center for Sustainability. . .  More
Matt Kay
Matt Kay.  Image from SBBG web site

Office: EBS 307
mckay@pipeline.sbcc.edu
805.730.5172

Classes Taught
BOT 100, 122, 123

  I grew up in Santa Barbara where I fell in love with the natural world, from chaparral-covered foothills and backcountry creeks to coastal beaches and nearshore reefs. This passion for natural history led me to the great forests of the Pacific Northwest, where I earned a BS in biology from the University of Oregon. I went on to earn a Master’s Degree in marine ecology from the University of Oregon’s Institute of Marine Biology, and a PhD in fisheries and marine science from UC Santa Barbara. . . . More
Jennifer Maupin
Jennifer Maupin

Office: EBS 321
maupin@sbcc.edu
805.730.4196

Classes Taught:
BIOL 100, 112, 120, 291

No office hours
until Fall 2017
semester

Jen joined the SBCC Bio Department faculty in 2005, and currently teaches General Biology, Natural History, Evolution & Adaptation, and Seminars in Biology.

Her research background is primarily in behavioral ecology of spiders. . . . More

Michelle Paddack
Michelle Paddack

Office: EBS 319
mjpaddack@sbcc.edu
805.730.4128

Classes Taught
BIOL 100, 122, 124, 125, 130, 133, 291

 

I am a marine biologist & ecologist.  At SBCC I teach Biological Oceanography, Marine Biology, Introductory Biology, Ecology, Seminars in Biology, Ecology of Morro Bay, STEM 101, and Methods in Field Biology.  Most of my classes are designed for non-science majors – I love to share how exciting and interesting science can be and hope to inspire people to be involved in this great field.   . . . . More

Heather Rose

Office: EBS 320
hjrose@sbcc.edu
805.730.4129

Classes Taught
BIOL 103
BMS 107, 108

 

Heather Rose earned a B.S.(1998) in Biology and Psychology at Allegheny College, a small liberal arts college near her hometown in Pennsylvania. It was at Allegheny that her passion for Neuroscience and research were born, as well as her appreciation of dedicated and talented educators. Heather then obtained her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior at University of CA, Irvine (2001) where she studied neuronal connections in the auditory system. She then performed research at UCI using frog eggs to study intracellular calcium signalling. During this time Heather was also teaching at various community colleges and Cal State schools. Heather was hired as a full time faculty member at SBCC in 2009. If Heather is not in her office she can most likely be found on the side of a mountain somewhere, either hiking, biking, or rock climbing -- or perhaps combining all three! 

Patty Saito
Patty Saito

Office: EBS 308
saito@sbcc.edu
805.730.4316

Classes Taught
BIO 100,
BMS 100, 107

  I graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Master’s degree in Biology. I began teaching BIO 100 at SBCC in 1989 as an adjunct instructor. Over the next 26 years, I transitioned to teaching BMS 100 as well as BMS 107. During this time, I also raised four children and added teaching a variety of courses at Ventura College and Moorpark College. I have taught Human Physiology, Human Genetics in addition to Human Biology and Human Anatomy. I have taught hybrid courses as well as completely online courses and enjoy both. I recently became a full-time member of the Biological Sciences Department at SBCC.
Barry Tanowitz

Office: EBS 306
tanowitz@sbcc.edu
805.730.5178

Classes Taught
BMS 107, 108

  Barry worked as an adjunct instructor prior to becoming a full time faculty member in 2006. Barry has a B.A. from UCLA. His masters and Ph.D degrees are from University of California, Santa Barbara
Eric Wise
Eric Wise

Office: EBS 305
wise@sbcc.edu
805.730.4317

Classes Taught
BIOL 101
BMS 146

  Eric Wise has been a faculty member at Santa Barbara City College since 1990. He earned a bachelor of arts degrees in Biology, Botany, and French from Humboldt State University and a master of arts degree in Biology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has taught at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Chabot College, Hayward, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, Yuba College, Marysville, and the University of California, Santa Barbara. . . . More
       

Faculty:  Adjunct Contact Information Office Hours
Fall 2016
Education & Achievements
 Gregg Afman
Gregg Afman

gafman@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
BMS 107 labs

 

 

 Lisa Belluzzi
Lisa Belluzzi.  Image from https://sbcc.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.InstructorInformation&int_instructor_id=914&int_bio_id=964&CourseID=2159

ljbelluzzi@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
BIOL 100, 161

 

Lisa has taught Biology at SBCC since 2003 and earned her PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (UCSB), a B.S. in Bio Sci (Stanford), and an M.Ed. (UCLA). She currently teaches a new class she created, “DNA and Society”, at SBCC. Teaching is her passion, and in particular she loves discussing the implications and ethical issues of cutting edge genetic testing, biotechnology, stem cell research and “designer babies”.


 Kris Burnell
Kris Burnell with Maasai kids

 

Classes Taught:
BIOL 100
BIOL 140

  My background is in Behavioral Ecology and Evolution.  I got my BA at the University of Colorado, MS at the University of Maryland and my PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  I have been teaching at SBCC since 1995.  I currently teach Biology 100 and Zoology 140.
 Erin Calkins Classes Taught:
BIOL 100 lab
  Erin has been an adjunct instructor at SBCC since 2010. She's taught the labs for Bio 103 and Bio 100. She completed her Ph.D in Chemistry in 2015 from UCSB.
Bob Cummings
Bob Cummings, photo copyright San Diego Mycological Society, http://www.sdmyco.org/?p=150

 

rjcummings@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
Bot 121

No on-campus office hours

ROBERT J. CUMMINGS came to Santa Barbara in 1962 to attend UCSB where he received his BA, MA and Ph.D.. Although his thesis work was in the area of cell biology, his interests drew him toward study of the "lower plants," algae and fungi, which have become his areas of professional expertise. He joined the Biological Sciences Department of SBCC in 1973. He retired from SBCC in 2012. Post-retirement, Bob continues teaching and offers an online Plant Diversity class most semesters. . . More

Tami Elmfors
Tami Elmfors.  Image copyright LinkedIn

tlcaddelmfors@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
BMS 127

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Krista Fahy
Krista Fahy withImage copyright SBMNH https://www.sbnature.org/crc/726.html

kafahy@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
ZOO 137, 138

No on-campus office hours

 

Hisaya Fukui

 

hfukui@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
BIO 142
Zoo 122, 123

 

Hisaya (Sye) has a B.S. in Aquatic Biology (2003) and a M.A. in Marine Biology (2005), both from USCB. He has taught at SBCC since 2008.

Chris Grant

chgrant@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
BIOL 100 labs
BMS 107 labs

 

 

 Michelle Kowalewski
Michelle Kowalewski, photo copyright SBMNH

mbkowalewski@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
BIOL 100

   
 Mike Masson
Mike Masson with beret.

 

mtmasson@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Class Taught:
ANTHRO 101

 

MICHEL "MIKE" MASSON moved to Santa Barbara when he was seven years old. He attended UCSB, receiving his B.A in 1963 and his M.A. in 1967.  Mike starting teaching at SBCC in 1970, teaching courses in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Introductory Biology, and Physical Anthropology.  Mike retired from full time teaching in  2007.  We’re thrilled that he continues to teach Physical Anthropology every fall.

 Paige Miller

pmmiller2@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Classes Taught:
BIOL 100

   
 Samin Moham smoham@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Class Taught:
BMS 128
   
 Ashley Wise amwise@pipeline.sbcc.edu
Class Taught:
BMS 146
  Ashley Wise is a Santa Barbara native and has been an instructor at Santa Barbara City College since 2002. In addition to teaching at SBCC, Ashley is a full-time professor in the Life and Physical Sciences Department at Allan Hancock College. She has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California Santa Barbara in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology. Ashley’s passion lies in how life works at the cellular level, especially in the human body. Her diverse teaching career has included courses in introductory biology, cell biology, human anatomy, human physiology, pathophysiology, human nutrition, and physical anthropology.

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